Desk-to-bar style guide | How to dress for the Euros

Dressing for Success: From Desk to Bar

With the Euros now in full swing and the anticipation of it possibly coming home *crosses fingers* it’s no surprise that men all over the country are actively organising get-togethers to watch the match with great anticipation. But what about when a match clashes with the end of the working day? We’ve rounded up some insider tips on how to master the art of smart casual dressing so you transition seamlessly from desk to bar with ease. 

Blazers: The Backbone of Your Wardrobe

A classic blazer is a versatile piece of tailoring which forms the foundation of a man’s wardrobe. It’s the perfect choice for striking the right balance between professional attire in the workplace and a more casual look for other occasions. With a few simple changes, a blazer can be styled up or down to suit a variety of different occasions. Start by choosing a neutral blazer, colours such as navy, black or grey are perfect choices as they marry well with a multitude of different tones and textures. 

For the office style your blazer with a simple shirt and smart chinos. When it comes to making the swap for those after-work drinks, simply change your shirt to a jumper and smart trainers. 


Chinos: The Versatile Essential

Versatile and stylish chinos offer the perfect combination of style and comfort. Smart enough to be worn for the office but casual enough for post-work drinks chinos are quite simply a must-have item. For a day in the office choose a simple colour like sand, navy or back. Style with a smart shirt and tie for those important meetings that you just can’t decline! When it comes to changing for the match, pop on your country's shirt and show your support. Change your footwear to crisp clean trainers and add in a zip through hoodie.


Shirts: Making a Statement

If you work in an office shirts will no doubt be part of your daily uniform. An office staple shirts offer the flexibility to be layered allowing you to seamlessly transition from a formal look to a casual one. One of the easiest ways to add a casual edge to your shirt is to layer a jumper over the top. To complete the look style with chinos and smart trainers to create a more casual and relaxed look while still maintaining a touch of professionalism.


Two-Piece Suits: A Timeless Classic

For more formal workplaces a well tailored suit can be adapted to suit even the most formal of office environments and casual post-work drinks. If a full suit is a requirement opt for a two-piece suit as opposed to a three piece suit. Choose simple yet classic colours like navy, grey or black for maximum versatility and style with a simple shirt and tie for the office. Make it work for a casual setting by changing the shirt to a good quality T-shirt and simple trainers. Top tip: Hide the pocket square and keep the look simple to elevate its smart casual feel.


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